Missouri Police Raid Hospital Room of Stage 4 Cancer Patient Using Cannabis

Police in Missouri searched the hospital room of a cancer patient Thursday night, looking for the medicinal cannabis being used by the terminally ill man. The search of the hospital room by Bolivar, Missouri police officers was captured on video by the patient, Nolan Sousley, who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Sousley later posted the video to YouTube and shared it with a group of supporters on his Nolan’s Tribe of Warriors Against Cancer page on Facebook.

In the video, a police officer can be seen searching through bags in the room at Citizens Memorial Hospital while other officers and a hospital security guard watch. As Sousley narrates the video in real time, he mentions that the police had said he was going to be arrested.

“If we find marijuana we will give you a citation. We’re not taking you down to the county jail,” one of the officers says. “But we haven’t found marijuana so we’re not citing.”

Doctor Stands Up for Patient

At one point, Sousley’s physician comes into the room and challenges the actions of the law enforcement officers, asking them if they have probable cause for a search.

“Do you have the right to search his stuff? Or do you need a warrant for that?” she asks.

The police reply that they have been called to the hospital because someone had reported smelling marijuana in the room and a warrant is not necessary because they are on private property. Sousley replies that he doesn’t smoke marijuana, but admits that he had gone down to the parking lot of the hospital to take cannabis oil capsules. He also maintains that his doctor is aware of his cannabis use.

Sousley and his partner, Amber Kidwell, say that Kidwell gave police permission to search her bags. But Sousley did not let officers to search one of his, saying that it was his  “bag of medication, and I’m not letting them look through it.”

“It has my final day things in there and nobody’s going to dig in it,” he adds. “It’s my stuff. It’s my final hour stuff.”

Sousley’s doctor then asks him to turn off the camera so they can talk and the video ends shortly thereafter.

Cancer Patient ‘Highly Medicated’ During Police Raid

Reached by local media on Friday, Sousley said that he was “highly medicated at the time it all happened.”

“I hadn’t slept for days,” he said. “As a terminal patient, you always ask, ‘Is this the time I’ll fall asleep and not wake up?’ It makes it hard to sleep.”

Sousley said that after the camera was shut off, he eventually gave police permission to search his bag.

“I let him look in my bag,” Sousley said. “I did not have marijuana in my pack.”

Bolivar Police Department Chief Mark Webb confirmed that officers had searched the hospital room.

“Officers received consent for a search of the room, and nothing was found,” Webb said.

The chief said that while voters in Missouri voted to legalize medical marijuana in last November’s election, the state’s program has not yet been implemented and cannabis is still illegal.

“It’s still a controlled substance in Missouri,” he said. “It’s not legal yet.”

He added that supervisors would review video from police body cameras of the incident but that “no one’s being fired, and we have no plans to start an internal affairs investigation.”

Citizens Memorial Hospital said in a statement that it was  “unable to comment about any specific patient, their treatment or what was done or not done in any particular situation,” noting that smoking and vaping on hospital grounds was against policy.

“It is also our policy to call appropriate law enforcement any time hospital personnel see or reasonably suspect illegal drug use in patient rooms or otherwise on campus,” the statement said.

Sousley said that he is still upset by the situation.

“I’m sick of our country, the way it is right now,” he said. “I don’t support the rules they have written. I use cannabis to save my life. I have the right to try anything. How can they say I can’t? I have the right to live.”

The post Missouri Police Raid Hospital Room of Stage 4 Cancer Patient Using Cannabis appeared first on High Times.

Women Are The Best Trend In Cannabis: Our Video Of The Week!

Video: The Rise of Women

Creator: Green Market Report

Description: The 2018 Cannabis Trend Report from Axiswire looks at the number of women leading the way in the cannabis industry. It surpasses any other industry and brings a wealth of opportunity for female entrepreneurs. As the saying goes: The future is female. If that’s the case–the cannabis industry is evidence that the future is fucking here, and women aren’t backing down.

The post Women Are The Best Trend In Cannabis: Our Video Of The Week! appeared first on High Times.

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In The World Of Cannabis

As public sentiment toward cannabis begins to shift, the oft-discussed ideal is that everyone will have equal access to the economic opportunities that come with any burgeoning industry. But the reality is that breaking into cannabis remains tough for a whole host of reasons: Financial barriers, vague laws, and social stereotypes can dissuade would-be entrepreneurs from entering the game altogether.

And for a lot of women, those obstacles are exacerbated simply because of their gender. The solution? In many cases, it comes down to trusting your gut and pushing forward with an idea even if it’s dismissed over and over again. Below, seven women working in cannabis share their stories of success, perseverance, and what it is to be a woman within the industry.

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In Cannabis

Courtesy of Kristina Lopez Adduci

Kristina Lopez Adduci

FounderHouse of Puff

It’s been less than a year since Kristina Lopez Adduci launched House of Puff, an ultra-chic line of smoking accessories that’s tailor-made for a very specific type of consumer. “I’m a mom of two twin girls who likes to unwind by lighting a candle, having a glass of wine, or indulging in cannabis — it’s the new cannabis narrative,” Lopez Adduci tells High Times. “I had this voracious appetite to find a solution that worked for me and the women I know.”

But getting that solution off the ground wasn’t easy. “One of the reasons we chose the direct to consumer model is that many of the retail outlets we approached didn’t believe there would be demand for high-end, chic cannabis accessories targeted toward women,” she explains. “Some people just have a hard time associating women with this industry. Those people are in for a rude awakening.”

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In Cannabis

Photography by Bradley Murray

Joline Rivera

Founder and creative director: Kitchen Toke

When the father of one of Joline Rivera’s closest friends became ill with lung cancer, she wasn’t exactly expecting to be the messenger who would deliver edibles to his doorstep. “I didn’t even know if he’d try it,” Rivera recalls. “At the time I was reading about other people’s stories and thought, why not?” That leap of faith resulted in a “life-changing” experience for everyone in the room. “I was able to see a very sick man be relieved of all his pain, eat solid foods—which he hadn’t done in nearly a month— and enjoy a cold beer, and an afternoon with his six daughters, wife, and three grandkids,” she says.

Not long after, Rivera got serious about starting a cannabis business. “There was a white space to be filled in food, health, and wellness for anyone who couldn’t or didn’t want to smoke and who needed to start at the beginning: What is cannabis? How can it help me? How can I use it? That’s when I started Kitchen Toke.”

Launched in November 2017, the publication is the first nationally distributed cannabis-focused food magazine. “I know that women and minorities are looked at differently, but to be honest, this doesn’t cross my mind when I’m talking about my company,” Rivera says. “I’m too busy creating excellence and making Kitchen Toke the absolute best brand regardless of gender or race. I stay focused, and I don’t let it get in my way.”

Kitchen Toke is currently raising funds to design an app that will function as your cannabis companion. With a library of recipes, how-to videos, a dispensary map, a wellness tracker, cannabis glossary, and a dosing calculator, Rivera and the team at Kitchen Toke are passionate about helping you incorporate cannabis into your lifestyle.

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In Cannabis

Courtesy of Kimberly Dillon

Kimberly Dillon

Chief Marketing Officer: Papa & Barkley

What does Kimberly Dillon love most about working in cannabis? “There is no precedenta lot of surviving and ultimately thriving in this space is being persistent and not letting anything daunt you,” she says. That includes the “boys club” mentality that remains pervasive within the industry. “I still get invites to after parties at strip clubs,” Dillon reveals.

Many times, she explains, people assume that she’s more junior than she is, often talking over her. The joke ends up being on them. “Early on, I would let the men go on and on about their strategies so I could know how to better position our brand,” she says. “One competitor tried to recruit me to be a brand ambassador at his company, and in that process told me every detail about his strategy. We were super new in the market, and I still use some tactics from that convo.”

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In Cannabis

Courtesy of Whitney Beatty

Whitney Beatty

Founder and CEO: Apothecarry Brands, Inc.

An unexpected suggestion from a doctor ultimately changed the course of Whitney Beatty’s life. “I had a health scare and ended up being diagnosed with anxiety,” she recalls. “My doctor tried several different medications with me and I didn’t like any of them. In an offhand remark, she mentioned that I should try cannabis. I was actually shocked— I hadn’t tried cannabis when I was younger because Nancy Reagan told me to say no to drugs.”

Once she became a consumer herself, Beatty noticed a gap in the market. “I have wine in a wine fridge, I have liquor in a bar, I have cigars in the humidor, but I was keeping my high-end cannabis in a shoebox under my bed,” she says. “That didn’t make sense to me.”

Beatty changed careers and launched Apothecarry Brands, which designs sleek storage solutions for cannabis users. The products have been wildly successful, but unfortunately, that hasn’t kept the naysayers away. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had men who have no experience in my lane mansplain my business to me,” she says. “I’ve had people tell me that my business should be in an Etsy shop or only at craft shows, meanwhile we are growing 100 percent year over year.”

One of her hopes for the industry’s future? “I want to see more women in the C-suite across cannabis, in decision making positions.”

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In Cannabis

Photo by Allie Beckett

Melodie Ling

Founder and designer: Blunted Objects

Fed up with the misconceptions surrounding cannabis use, Melodie Ling turned frustration into an entrepreneurial endeavor. “I was inspired by all the anti-cannabis sentiment stemming from years of oppression and propaganda, where one of the most functionally versatile plants ever to exist has been completely misunderstood,” she explains. That’s when she created Blunted Objects, a collection of jewelry and accessories for a “new generation of stoners,” as Ling describes it. “It’s exhilarating to imagine a near-future where cannabis is completely accepted by society,” she says.

Less exhilarating, however, is dealing with trolls. “Sometimes when I post a girl smoking on Instagram, I’ll get rude comments from guys accusing her of not inhaling, wasting weed, and just trying to look cute without knowing how to properly smoke,” Ling explains.

Last year, for example, a video she captured of her friend dropping a giant joint went viral. “You wouldn’t believe all the comments threatening her with violence and physical harm, just for dropping the joint,” Ling says. “As inclusive as this industry is, we still have a long way to go to change the old-school mindset where the whole industry is a competition, and women have no place in it.”

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In Cannabis

Hope Wiseman

Hope Wiseman

Founder: Mary and Main

Like in many other work environments, women in cannabis regularly face more instances of being underestimated by their colleagues and peers. “A woman is often not considered someone who would have knowledge on grow techniques and other cannabis-specific topics,” Wiseman says. But staying focused on her primary objective— treating her patients— helps Wiseman maintain perspective: “I enjoy being able to improve a patient’s quality of life through this alternative form of medicine.”

Looking to the future, she wants the economic benefits of cannabis to be more widely accessible for the marginalized communities that deserve them the most. “We desire to benefit from the legalization of this plant that has incarcerated our people for far too long,” Wiseman says. “Because we are still at the grassroots level, women have the opportunity to make a man for themselves and establish their worth early.”

7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In Cannabis

Ariel Zimman

Ariel Zimman

Ceramicist and owner: Stonedware

As a regular cannabis user and ceramics maker, Ariel Zimman decided to fashion a pipe that suited her design tastes. “It dawned on me that if I wanted a different looking pipe than what was offered at most head shops, then chances were that other people — especially women — did too.” Enter Stonedware, a line of elevated, stylish pipes that look more like sculptures in a museum than something to smoke a bowl out of. They’re beautiful, to be sure, but unsurprisingly, not everyone understood what Zimman’s approach. “Multiple times I was told by men, ‘The bowl is too small,’ and nothing about the design or concept surrounding my work,” she recalls. “If anything, this feedback just steered me in the direction of designing specifically for women who value design in addition to function, as opposed to just shopping for a bowl that can hold an entire gram.”

Although she refers to her career in cannabis as a “happy accident,” Zimman wouldn’t trade it for any other job. “Now that I’m here, I can’t imagine doing anything else,” she says. “Combining my passion for clay and love of this plant is pretty magical. It has allowed me to empower other women, explore design, and take part in a flourishing community.”

The post 7 Women On What It Takes To Succeed In The World Of Cannabis appeared first on High Times.

Florida Senate Votes to Allow Patients to Smoke Their Medical Marijuana

On Thursday, Florida senators voted 34-4 to remove the statewide ban on smoking medical marijuana. SB 182 will make it legal for patients to receive up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 35 days, creates a $1.5 million Medical Marijuana Research and Education Board, and authorizes smoking in certain nursing homes and hospice facilities.

State Senator Jeff Brandes sponsored the bill, saying upon its passage, “We’ve been working around the clock with our colleagues in the House, with the Governor’s Office to come up with a consensus product and I think we’ve done that.”

“Being a physician is both an art and a science,” Brandes told his peers on the Senate floor. “There is a latitude we give physicians to try a new drug and try experimentation. That’s how we build on this body of research.”

The bill must now pass the House before it hits the Governor’s desk, where it is all but guaranteed to be approved. Action on the issue was spurred in part by Gov. Ron DeSantis, who told the state legislature in January that the 2017 smoking ban “has not been done in accordance with what the amendment envisioned.” DeSantis held that when 71 percent of Florida voters approved medical marijuana in 2016 via Amendment 2, they were not voting for a smoke-less version of access.

DeSantis gave lawmakers until March 15 to legislate on the matter. A similar bill proposed by the House committee for health and human services has not been heard on the floor, but was reported out of the Appropriations committee in February.

The SB 182 decision comes at a time when many of the state’s strict restrictions on access and use of marijuana are being called into question. In February, a circuit judge voiced opposition to a 2017 law that limited the number of dispensaries that could be in an area, writing that the cap “erects barriers that needlessly increase patients’ costs, risks, and inconvenience, delay access to products, and reduce patients’ practical choice, information, privacy, and safety.”

The Senate Bill passed this week makes it a requirement that non-terminal child patients seek a second physician’s opinion before getting medical marijuana, and allows medical cannabis treatment centers to sell smoking paraphernalia. It bans smoking in public and drug-free workplaces.

Even the sponsor of the original ban on smokable cannabis, State Senator Rob Bradley, recognized that the moment had changed when it comes to marijuana. “We did what we thought was right for the health of the people of the state of Florida,” the state senator told The Hill. “It’s time to move this discussion from Tallahassee to doctors’ offices around the state.”

Lawmakers announced a few weeks ago that they were working in earnest on two slightly different proposals in the Senate and House of Representatives, spurred by a 2018 ruling by a Leon County Circuit Judge that pronounced the ban on smokeable marijuana unconstitutional. That ruling was appealed by the state’s previous Governor Rick Scott, whose successor came to the office with entirely different ideas about the way Floridians should be able to access the drug.

The post Florida Senate Votes to Allow Patients to Smoke Their Medical Marijuana appeared first on High Times.

Bipartisan Marijuana Reform Bills Were Just Introduced In House of Representatives

Two bipartisan bills to end the federal prohibition on cannabis and study the effects of legal marijuana were introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican. The first bill, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019, would remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances and allow states to enact their own regulations. The Marijuana Data Collection Act of 2019 would mandate research to study the effects of legal medical and recreational cannabis, including the impact on state revenues, public health, substance abuse and opioids, criminal justice, and employment.

Gabbard and Young were joined by groups advocating for reform of federal cannabis policy in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to announce the legislation. At the press conference, Gabbard said that the prohibition of marijuana has done more harm than good.

“Our archaic marijuana policies– based on stigma and outdated myths–have been used to wage a failed War on Drugs,” Gabbard said. “Families have been torn apart, communities left fractured, and over-criminalization and mass incarceration have become the norm. In 2017 alone, our country arrested 600,000 people just for possession of marijuana. Our bipartisan legislation takes a step toward ending the failed War on Drugs, ending the federal prohibition on marijuana, and ensuring that our policies are guided by facts and the truth.”

Young said that is time for the states to take the lead on cannabis regulation.

“I am a passionate supporter of a states’ rights approach to cannabis policy. For too long, the Federal government has stood in the way of states that have acted to set their own marijuana policy, and it is long past time Congress modernized these outdated laws,” said Young. “Since Alaska legalized marijuana, I have heard from many constituents – including small business owners – who have been impacted by archaic Federal marijuana policy that criminalizes them for selling marijuana-derived products otherwise legal under state law.

Bills Reflect Public Opinion

Mason Tvert, spokesperson and media relations director for the Marijuana Policy Project, told High Times that the bills would bring federal policy in line with public opinion.

“There is clearly an unprecedented level of enthusiasm for marijuana policy reform at the federal level. As these latest bills and others demonstrate, the momentum and support are building on both sides of the aisle,” Tvert said. “This is commonsense legislation that reflects the opinion of most U.S. voters that cannabis should be legal, it should be studied, and the federal government should refrain from interfering in such efforts.”

Eric Goepel, the founder and CEO of the Veterans Cannabis Coalition, said that the bills will help those dealing with the results of their military service.

“There have been over 100,000 veteran suicides and overdoses in the last 15 years. Millions of veterans have been prescribed, both in the VA and private health, cocktails of addictive and toxic drugs without evidence or alternatives,” Goepel said. “In their own words, veterans will tell you how cannabis has provided relief and hope when nothing else worked. If it helps veterans, it can help all Americans. The time is long past due to end this 80-year injustice and dismantle prohibition.”

The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act is similar to legislation re-introduced in the Senate last week by Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. His bill, the Marijuana Justice Act, would also exempt cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. The measure would also expunge cannabis possession convictions from criminal records and provide resources for re-entry support and job training for offenders.

The post Bipartisan Marijuana Reform Bills Were Just Introduced In House of Representatives appeared first on High Times.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

At High Times, we strive to uplift and center the women who make the cannabis space what it is: innovative, progressive, inclusive, and welcoming. This International Women’s Day, we’d like to announce the 2019 High Times Women of Weed honorees. These twenty individuals have made significant change, progress, and advances in their fields—and of course, in cannabis. Ahead of this year’s Women of Weed event, here are the honorees and what they do:

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Alison Gordon

Alison Gordon

Alison is a veteran of the Canadian cannabis industry, bringing unique experiences and relationships to her role as Chief Executive Officer of 48North. A skilled marketer, she is celebrated for her ability to shift public opinion and consumer behavior. She’s even been named one of Canada’s Top 10 Marketers by Marketing Magazine and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Cannabis Canada Council in 2018.

As co-founder of Rethink Breast Cancer, Alison is credited with growing a new generation of young breast cancer supporters compelled by her groundbreaking communication and pharmaceutical expertise in the healthcare realm. Today, Alison is applying her skills to 48North’s business plan in this new era of the cannabis industry.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

M’leah Webb

Amanda Ostrowitz

Amanda Ostrowitz is a regulatory attorney and entrepreneur who’s identified a need for a user-friendly, scalable platform to research regulations and laws in the cannabis industry.

Amanda founded RegsTechnology and its current product, CannaRegs, as a tool to aid attorneys, business people, and governments with localized tracking of regulatory issues.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Amanda Reiman

Amanda Reiman

Amanda Reiman is the Vice President of Community Relations for Flow Kana, a branded cannabis distribution company that works with small farmers in the Emerald Triangle. She is also on the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association, a Board member for the California Cannabis Tourism Association, the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association, The Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, and The Initiative—the first incubator/accelerator for women owned cannabis businesses.

After receiving her PhD from UC Berkeley, Dr. Reiman was the Director of Research and Patient Services at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the country, and the Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy for the Drug Policy Alliance. -She also taught courses on substance abuse treatment and drug policy at UC Berkeley for 10 years and has published several research articles and book chapters on the use of cannabis as a substitute for opiates and the social history of the cannabis movement. Amanda currently resides in Ukiah, CA.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Jordan Rahmil

Amy McClintick

Amy McClintick has been a key player on the Cura team since its inception. After starting in Sales Operations, Amy is a shining example of what it looks like to grow with the company and industry. Moving from her previous role as Chief Operating Officer, Amy is essential to the Cura team and comes with in-depth knowledge of the cannabis industry, operations, compliance and regulations. Additionally, Amy has proven the ability to fast track the company into new markets. Under her direction, Cura’s new internationally-based team has become a focused and powerful force of superstars achieving history-breaking sales numbers.

Prior to Cura, Amy built a 15-year independent career in the study and practice of holistic medicine—a personal passion that has proven to enhance her positive influence on Cura’s path forward. Amy’s multi-platform career experience includes specialization within management and business operations, with notable top-performance awards within tech sales and food and beverage distribution.

Amy graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Marketing and Political Science. She is a native of Idaho, but has made Portland her home since 2005. She is a wine connoisseur and, with what little spare time she has, runs a wine tasting club.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Jillian Reddish

Cassandra Farrington

Cassandra heads up the cannabis industry leading daily news website Marijuana Business Daily and its family of content resources for the B2B cannabis marketplace, including the internationally recognized family of MJBizCon conferences.

Previously a vice president at Citi, she earned her MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business. Cassandra and her business partner co-founded MJBizDaily in 2011; it is now the most established ongoing business to business news organization serving the cannabis industry.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Cevon Levy

Cevon Levy

Holding an expertise in luxury fashion, Cevon started her career in international production and transitioned into business development and executive roles across the international fashion industry.

In 2017, Cevon partnered with Avanzato Tech to create House of Eden, an 18k gold, charge-free vaporizer geared toward the chic consumer.

For women by women, House of Eden is the first of its kind to raise the bar for your vaporizing experience.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Jennifer Skog

Corey Thomas 

Corey Thomas is a second generation cannabis farmer, founder of Honey Pot and a fourteen-time cannabis cup winner. In 2018 Thomas rebranded Honey Pot, re-released some of her award-winning products and released a new line of vaporizers infused with organic essential oils.

Today, Honey Pot holds the title of High Times most awarded topical manufacturer with products that have developed a loyal consumer following and a distribution network including some of California’s most popular dispensaries.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Cynthia Salarizadeh

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Cynthia Salarizadeh is Managing Partner at KCSA Strategic Communications, the founder of the cannabis industry’s leading newswire and entrepreneur tech suite, AxisWire, and the founder of the luxury brand House of Saka, which houses world’s first cannabis infused still and sparkling rosé out of Napa Valley.

Additionally, Cynthia is the co-founder of Green Market Media which is currently most recognized for its cannabis finance news publication Green Market Report, as well as co-founder of the network Industry Power Women.

Prior to joining KCSA, Cynthia was the Founder and CEO of the leading cannabis public relations firm Salar Media Group, which KCSA acquired. She is also a council member on Forbes Communications Council as well as a contributing writer for Entrepreneur on the leading women and business of cannabis.

In 2018, Cynthia was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of the Year by her peers through Cashinbis, she was named by High Times as one of the 100 Women in High Places and featured by Dope
Magazine as one of the “Outstanding Women in Cannabis”. Cynthia earned her degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a certificate in political journalism from Georgetown University.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt is the co-founder and CEO of the cannabis financial news website Green Market Report. Debra has covered the cannabis industry since its earliest stages when she recognized that the legalization story was the biggest business news story of the decade. As a senior producer and reporter
at TheStreet.com, Debra was awarded by the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2014 in the Best Video—News category for “Guess Where People Want To Buy Pot.”

Debra is also a Co-Founder of the women’s cannabis executives networking group Industry Power Women and serves on the board of the cannabis newswire Axiswire.

She began her career in the securities industry where she was a Vice President at Bear Stearns, holding three securities licenses. She left Wall Street to earn her Masters Degree in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University. At that point she embarked on a career as a financial journalist and spent eight years at TheStreet.com working daily with Jim Cramer.

Looking ahead to 2019, Debra has big plans for GMR, which includes the launch of additional websites. Following the successful Green Market Summit in 2018, she is planning her next Green Market Summit event in Chicago on May 7—in addition to everything else, she is a frequent panel moderator and guest at cannabis conferences.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Beth Stavola

Elizabeth Stavola 

Beth Stavola is Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member of iAnthus Capital, and is also the founder and CEO of the top CBD self-care and wellness brand, CBD For Life.

In 2017 Cannabis Business Executive named Beth #3 on the “CBE 75 Most Important Women In Cannabis” list for being a true pioneer cannabis operator and is one of the only female C-Suite executives in the public, multi-state cannabis companies.

Beth holds the esteemed honor of being named as one of the leading medical cannabis expert entrepreneurs on the floor of the House of Representatives in 2014 by Congresswoman Dina Titus. She holds a BS in Finance and Economics from Monmouth University and spent most of her Wall Street career at Jefferies and Company.

Beth resides in New Jersey wth her beautiful family and is proud to be the mother of six children.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Emily Paxhia

Emily Paxhia 

Emily Paxhia is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Poseidon. She has reviewed thousands of companies in the cannabis industry and has worked with countless founders in many capacities, such as shaping pitch preparations and market strategies and product launches, and advising on day-to-day business operations. Emily has over 10 years of experience working as a consultant and researcher and has become an expert at extracting actionable insights from research and applying them to make corporations function more efficiently and successfully.

Emily has also dedicated time and energy to supporting policy groups and has served on the Board of Directors of the Marijuana Policy Project. She also currently serves on the Board of Athletes for CARE.

Emily graduated from New York University with an M.A. in Psychology in 2008.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Grace Lahlouh

Grace Lahlouh 

Grace Lahlouh is a self-described “motivated stoner”. A cannabis consumer since her teens, Grace left a successful career in real estate to join two friends at Ganja Gold to become pioneers in the fight to end prohibition.

A California native, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 to expand the company, running distribution, curating events, writing, and donating cannabis to the homeless. She feels honored and humbled to be named one of the High Times Women of Weed.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Ognjen Ugljenović

Jackee Stang

Jackee Stang is a serial marketing entrepreneur with a distinct focus on building brands that aim to help people live better lives. She is the founder of High Times’ Women of Weed and the High Times’ Women’s Council, and is the former the VP of Programming at High Times Magazine.

An award-winning producer for Bulletproof Radio, Jackee is the co-founder of Quarter Brands, a new lifestyle cannabis brand available at MedMen, and is also the president of Delic—an emerging new media brand mainstreaming psychedelic culture.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Nicole Hanratty

Jamie Pearson

Jamie Pearson, COO of Bhang Corporation, is a rare, second-generation cannabis executive. She has been a leader in numerous industries including real estate finance, investment, and strategic celebrity cannabis partnerships.

Jamie is widely recognized as a win/win deal-making ninja, and leads negotiations for all global joint ventures and licensing deals for Bhang—the world’s most-awarded and distributed cannabis brand featuring the eight-time Cannabis Cup winning line of gourmet chocolate bars and an award-winning line of CBD products.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Karson Humiston

Karson Humiston

Karson Humiston is the Founder and CEO of Vangst, the cannabis industry’s leading hiring platform. Launching in 2016, Vangst has connected over 10,000 people with jobs at over 650 leading cannabis businesses. Vangst has raised over $12M in funding from institutional investors.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Chris Mirosevic

Kathleen Thibault

Kathleen Thibault is the driving force behind constructive change at Advanced Nutrients, Big Mike’s Blends and Lacturnus Labs, spearheading the culture of advocacy that is foundational to the company. As a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, Kathleen brings over two decades of professional experience in assessment, research and policy to her position as chief culture and people officer with tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, and health policy.

When she first joined the Advanced Nutrients family, Kathleen immediately set about reviving the company messaging, starting with edifying BigMike’s core values. To that end, she has implemented new hiring practices and training systems that have achieved a more diverse, inclusive and insightful company atmosphere.

Cannabis has a fearsome proponent in Kathleen Thibault.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Maya Elisabeth

Maya Elisabeth

Maya Elisabeth is dedicated to creating the highest quality cannabis products. She is the owner and operator of Om Edibles and Whoopi and Maya, two companies that specialize in treating cannabis as a superfood.

Then winner of 11 High Times Cannabis Cup awards and 9 Emerald Cup awards, she knows her products are only as good as the ingredients she uses to create them.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Cynthia Howard

Rachel Gillette 

Rachel Gillette is among the first attorneys in the nation to dedicate her practice to the cannabis industry. Since 2010, she has helped cannabis businesses with licensing and regulatory compliance, business law and transactions, contract drafting and review, tax litigation, corporate formation, and tax matters, including audit representation. She works with startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and ancillary industry businesses to help develop the cannabis innovation ecosystem, and is a zealous advocate for the industry.

Rachel has served as the executive director of the Colorado state chapter of NORML, and was a founding member of Women Grow and the National Cannabis Bar Association.

She earned her JD from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, where she served as Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac University Probate Law Journal. During law school, she interned with the New Haven Public Defender’s office. It was there where she developed her commitment to advocacy for those facing the many challenges of the criminal justice system.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Courtesy of Raechel White

Raechel White

Raechel White joined Cresco Labs in January of 2018 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Raechel joined Cresco from a position in sales marketing Pandora Media, where she led the sales narrative efforts for healthcare, quick service restaurant, and consumer packaged goods sales teams.

Prior to her time at Pandora, Raechel served as a marketing specialist at Centro Media. Now serving as Director of Brand Marketing at Cresco Labs, Raechel leads the national implementation of a strategic house of brands, tailored to all major consumer segments in medical and recreational markets.

Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees

Holly Aubry

Rylie Maedler

At 13 years old, Rylie Maedler has accomplished more than most of us midway into adulthood. Not only is this teenage powerhouse the CEO of her own cannabis company, Rylie’s Sunshine, and the founder of a non profit, Rylie’s Smile Foundation, but she is the driving force behind three laws granting children in her home state of Delaware legal access to medical cannabis.

She travels the world speaking at medical cannabis conferences, advocates for pediatrics to have safe access to medical cannabis and for advancements in the research of rare diseases using cannabis preparations.

Rylie has found a way to continue her goals while living a full and happy life, despite having a seizure disorder and one of the rarest types of debilitating bone tumors in the world, AGCG.

While the word “inspirational” is grossly overused, there is no other word to describe the young cannabis activist and daily medical cannabis user.

Rylie is an honors student in the 7th grade who also loves to sing and spend quality time with her cat, Toby.

The post Meet The 2019 High Times Women of Weed Honorees appeared first on High Times.

Indiana Family Believes Medical Cannabis Could Have Saved Their Daughter

Heidi and Dave Curtis think medical cannabis could have saved their 6-year-old daughter Charly’s life. Now, they’re determined to make sure Indiana lawmakers hear Charly’s story and understand the life-or-death importance of safe, legal access to medical cannabis treatments.

Indiana Parents Risk Everything To Provide Daughter With Medical Cannabis

Indiana is among the minority of U.S. states without any form of legal cannabis, which means parents have to risk everything to provide their children with needed medicine. Indeed, Heidi and Dave Curtis did risk everything to treat their daughter Charly, who had epilepsy and autism, with THC. They risked jail time. They risked losing custody of Charly to Child Protective Services, which would have viewed their desperate action as neglect. But for the Curtis family, “all those risks were worth it if we could help her,” Heidi said.

And Charly’s parents were absolutely sure that medical cannabis, specifically THC oil, was helping their daughter. Diagnosed with autism and a severe form of childhood epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Charly was prone to severe, long-lasting seizures. But because Lennox-Gastaut is a type of epilepsy that causes different types of seizures, traditional anti-seizure medications weren’t working.

So Heidi and Dave looked into the cannabis-based epilepsy drug Epidiolex. Epidiolex is a cannabidiol (CBD)-based drug and the first cannabis-based medication to receive FDA approval. But accessing the drug in prohibition Indiana proved difficult, and the Curtis’ had to wait through long delays just to get their hands on Epidiolex for Charly.

Tired of waiting on the approval process, Heidi and Dave decided to break the law for their daughter. That’s when they gave the 6-year-old Charly her first dose of THC. “We thought, ‘OK, it’s not legal here. But we have to do something’,” Heidi said.

After Losing Their 6-Year-Old Daughter to Epilepsy, Parents Push for Legalization in Indiana

Before giving Charly her first dose of THC, Heidi recalls seeing her daughter fading away. She was moving more slowly, her speech was deteriorating, and the severe, minutes-long seizures and muscle contractions were affecting her developmentally. So when a friend of the Curtis’ returned from Colorado with some THC-infused edibles—a brownie—Heidi pinched off a tiny bit and gave it to Charly.

“There were no more seizures that day,” Heidi said. “We gave her a pinch the next morning. No seizures—that entire Saturday.”

Heidi said Charly’s turnaround was remarkable. She was learning constantly, speaking full phrases; she was bouncy and happy. The THC didn’t just reduce the severity of Charly’s seizures, it also improved her behavior and mood. She was calmer, less frustrated. Thinking such improvement had to be a coincidence, Charly’s parents didn’t give her any THC on Monday. That day, she suffered two grand mal seizures before lunch.

So, Heidi and Dave reached out to another person who was able to supply them with THC oil from Colorado. Without any guidance about what to give Charly or how much, they started giving her 2 mg of THC oil each day. Heidi said Charly still had seizures, but that they were nowhere near as severe as before. At their next neurologist appointment, they let Charly’s doctor know about her THC treatments. “I believe the comment was, ‘You do what you gotta do,’” Heidi said.

It was settled, then. Dave Curtis would drive through the night to Colorado and return with THC oil for his daughter. Heartbreakingly, Dave was 45 minutes across the Colorado border when he received a life-changing call. Due to a series of catastrophic seizures that stopped her heart, Charly had passed away that same night.

Indiana Family Believes Medical Cannabis Could Have Saved Their Daughter

Courtesy of Heidi Curtis/ Facebook

Parents Believe Legal Medical Cannabis Could Have Saved Their Daughter

So far, all efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana died in the first legislative session of 2019. But Heidi and Dave Curtis, and the state lawmakers who support their cause, aren’t giving up the fight. They’re determined to put pressure on lawmakers to change state law so children like Charly can quickly and easily access medical cannabis. But access is only part of what Dave and Heidi Curtis are demanding. They also want expert guidance from health professionals educated in the use of medical cannabis treatments.

“I honestly think that if we had given her a higher dose of THC, or even gave her a dose before bed that night, that it might have stopped it,” Heidi said. “It might have made a difference. But we had no guidance on how much of this to give her.”

To lend your voice and your support to the Curtis family, make sure you let your representatives know you demand legal cannabis now. Only constant public pressure can overcome the unfounded biases of lawmakers who remain steadfast in their opposition to legalizing safe and effective medicine. Use this link to look up your legislator, contact their office, and let them know where you stand. Let them know you demand action now.

The post Indiana Family Believes Medical Cannabis Could Have Saved Their Daughter appeared first on High Times.

The NFL May Consider Changing Rules Around Cannabis Use

The National Football League is finally ready to relax its policy on cannabis, according to a report from NBC Sports on Wednesday. Citing an unnamed league source, the network’s Pro Football Talk reports that “the NFL is prepared to make major concessions regarding the substance-abuse policy, especially as it relates to marijuana” in talks for the next collective bargaining agreement with players. Sports analysts expect that the NFL would use the offer of any revision of the substance abuse policy as a bargaining chip in negotiations and expect concessions from the players union in return. The league could eliminate cannabis from its substance-abuse policy completely, although some fear such a change would cause some players who are free agents to sign exclusively with teams in states with legal pot. 

Players React

Players are already reacting to the rumors. After seeing an Instagram post about the report from social media platform uStadium, Dallas Cowboys defensive end David Irving, who is currently serving a league suspension, posted a reply critical of the NFL’s current policy.

“Well once they do that, give me a call,” Irving replied. “Cuz it’s bulls–t how I have Xanax bars n hydros right next to me to take, given to me by the nfl of course. However, we can’t smoke the same weed the staff itself smokes.”

Irving was suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season after testing positive for a banned substance and was suspended again indefinitely on March 1 for repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Kyle Turley, a former NFL offensive lineman who is a cannabis advocate and founder of CBD athletic supplements brand Neuro XPF, told High Times that the league is “including cannabis in an alternative to pain killers research program.”

“I have talked to [Allen Sills] the chief medical officer of the NFL directly and he said he knows of its efficacy and said he is doing what he can to push it forward,” Turley said.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in January that he had spoken with representatives of the National Football League Players Association about cannabis and confirmed that the league was looking into the issue.

“[Medical advisers] look at this constantly, they look at the data, they look at the science and they make those recommendations to us on that basis,” Goodell said. “The union and the NFL work very closely on this. Dee [NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith] and I spoke about this the last two weeks.”

Goodell has indicated a reluctance to allow players to use cannabis in the past. In 2017, he shared his reservations with ESPN.

“Listen, you’re ingesting smoke, so that’s not usually a very positive thing that people would say,” Goodell said. “It does have addictive nature. There are a lot of compounds in marijuana that may not be healthy for the players long-term.”

Recently, however, the league has been less strict in applying its substance abuse policy when it comes to marijuana. Although they are all now currently suspended, players Josh Gordon, Martavis Bryant, and Randy Gregory were given multiple chances to comply following previous suspensions of one year or longer, despite rules that stipulate no tolerance for further violations after such disciplinary action.

The post The NFL May Consider Changing Rules Around Cannabis Use appeared first on High Times.

Cantheism: The Makings of a Cannabis Religion

Long before Chris Conrad ever became a cannabis activist and an expert witness in defense of those on trial for possession, cultivation, or distribution, he was a religious Catholic. He entered the seminary as a young man in search of a spiritual life but grew disillusioned with the church after learning about its history of persecution in the name of God.

“The first time I smoked cannabis,” he told High Times, “I felt more of a religious and spiritual connection than I had gotten out of all that seminary work. The power was there for me right from the beginning and I thought, ‘wow, this is what I’ve been looking for.’”

Upon leaving the seminary, Conrad worked in the anti-Vietnam War and civil rights movements for a number of years, but by 1988 found himself concentrating on cannabis activism. Based in Northern California, he became involved in the fight for Proposition 215 that, in 1996, legalized medical marijuana in the state. He also testified frequently in court. He and his wife, Mikki Norris, worked side by side for many years on marijuana activism, writing, and publishing.

Conrad coined the term Kantheism, which later became Cantheism (alternately spelled Cannatheism), in 1996, believing then that the fight for legalization was further along—and also wondering if he could establish a sacramental cannabis practice to bolster the defense of those on trial for marijuana offenses. Calling upon the history of sacramental cannabis use in parts of the world ranging from ancient Scythia and Thrace, to Egypt, India, and the Middle East, he wrote the Cantheist Creed and adopted the Egyptian hieroglyph for cannabis as a symbol.

But things were then heated on the legal and political fronts, and Conrad was advised that promulgating a cannabis religion would compromise his credibility in court cases in which he was asked to testify. So, Conrad and Norris set aside cannabis spirituality in their public, if not their private, lives.

Starting with voters’ approval in 2016 of Proposition 64, which included decriminalization and the introduction of adult-use in California, Conrad saw his role in cannabis activism changing. No longer called upon in criminal cases, he and Norris both felt pulled again toward sharing the spiritual perspective.

The Context of Cannabis Religions

Rastafarians are the best-known religious group to consume cannabis as a sacrament—a practice that has, in certain cases, proven defensible in court. Now, other spiritually-minded organizations like the THC Ministry, the International Church of Cannabis, the Church of Holy Smoke, and far-flung branches of Cantheists in other states are pushing up against the legal boundaries as well.

Conrad and Norris are careful to exclude commerce from Cantheist gatherings; that would be viewed by law enforcement as operating an illegal dispensary. While in legal and decriminalized states, the religious defense, or even that of sincere personal belief, is no longer necessary, Conrad would still like to see Cantheism used to defend against criminal charges in states that maintain their prohibition of the plant.

Cantheism: The Makings of a Cannabis Religion

Cantheist gathering; Courtesy of Mikki Norris

A Cantheist Gathering, or Cannamasté

Conrad describes Cantheism alternately as an unorganized religion or a very loosely organized one. Rituals are emerging, but little is codified, and dogma is sparing. Though the root theism implies belief in God, Cantheists like Arya Campbell come from a number of backgrounds.

“Cantheism, like Buddhism, is a religion that is accepting of all other traditions,” Campbell told us.

Cantheists meet semi-regularly on Sunday afternoons. Each person brings flower to share and places contributions on an altar, such as photographs, a live plant, and a twine of hemp in the shape of the Cantheist symbol. Some socialize while others roll joints or cones from the shared stash.

To begin the ceremony, Cantheists sit in a circle and repeat the creed, which includes the officiant’s declaration, “I appreciate Cannabis Hemp as a sacrament I use to connect me with my community and with myself,” to which participants respond, “Therefore, we share it in thanksgiving and deep respect for its resinous powers.”

Members of the circle place their left hand on their heart while accepting the communal joint with the right hand. Holding eye contact with the person passing the sacrament, the acceptor says cannamasté, a greeting derived from the yogic and Hindu namasté that in the Cantheist context references a shared belief in cannabis’ sacred role.

“This is intended,” Conrad said, “as a sacramental, spiritual connection, not as a party, not even as a medicine because you’re sick.”

Instead, it’s a means of accessing parts of consciousness beyond the rational mind.

Norris, who was raised Jewish, told High Times, “Cannabis has given me windows into the mysteries of life, nature, and the universe. It’s filled that spiritual need inside of me. When I lost connection with a monotheistic God that’s gonna direct my life and listen to my prayers, what I got instead is the connectedness that cannabis brings.”

Once the sacrament is passed and consumed, Cantheist Jaene Leonard often leads the group in yoga nidra.

“In this deep relaxation,” she told us, “we realize that we are pure consciousness… here we can heal our sense of separation and find the space to explore our heart’s deepest desires.”

Swami Chaitanya, the longtime Emerald Triangle grower of Swami Select notoriety, will sometimes give a talk on cannabis spirituality and Ganja Ma, goddess of cannabis. Each person then may share an affirmation or a story about cannabis as it pertains to spirit. Some may choose to play music or dance, while others continue to talk and partake. After a potluck meal, the group gradually disperses, says Conrad, maintaining that cannamasté gatherings needn’t go on all day. One of the tenets of the religion, he laughed, is “don’t be obnoxious.”

Conrad and Norris use the leftover cannabis to start a communal joint at future gatherings and to continue the spiritual momentum from one meeting to the next. Solstices and equinoxes are recognized as part of Cantheist devotion, reflecting earth-centered leanings derived from the plant’s agrarian connection. 4/20 is also an emergent holiday in Cantheist rites, though Conrad remains wary of its party origins.

What began as a small gathering of friends in the home of its founder has grown. At the 2018 Emerald Cup, Conrad and Norris, along with Swami Chaitanya, his partner Nikki Lastreto, and others, took part in the panel Cannabis and Spirituality and then shared the cannamasté ritual with over 100 participants. Their next meeting, at a large venue in Oakland, could welcome even more.

Cantheism: The Makings of a Cannabis Religion

Swami Chaitanya speaking at a gathering; Courtesy of Mikki Norris

Why Cantheism Now?

The cannabis industry has undergone tremendous change in the last several years and will continue to morph and grow in response to the nationwide trends toward legalization. For Conrad and Norris, Cantheism is important precisely at this moment. As the hooks of big business dig into cannabis, and the industry is infused with capital and entrepreneurship, Cantheism can, according to Conrad, “create an opposition to the commercial, so that the spiritual—and then maybe the secular, too—will fit in in a way that’s more holistic.”

Cannabis, in Norris’ view, is more than a fun thing that improves the taste of food or makes sex better. “We love that, too,” she said. But she and Conrad see the cannabis plant as holding the power to counteract climate change and bring medicine, inspiration, and higher consciousness to many—in other words, to make the world better.

Norris believes that cannabis has made her better on a personal level—as an activist, an advocate of victims of the Drug War, and a creative person. This sentiment was echoed by a number of Cantheists who emphasized that personal growth, connection to others, and social and environmental justice are all values knit into the cloth of the Cantheist community.

Mitchell Colbert, a frequent participant, gave his own interpretation of the spiritual worldview and the humor of Cantheism: “I love my fellow animate beings, even down to the bugs and plants… and as strange as it may sound, I love the inanimate parts of the world; the light as it cracks through the trees, fresh snowfall, and even the chair I am currently sitting on, since without it using my computer would kind of suck.”

For his part, Cantheism’s founder would like to see the movement flourish.

“I think this could theoretically be one of the fastest growing religions around,” Conrad said.

He hopes to see communities forming all over the world that focus on the spiritual–not commercial–side of cannabis.

“This is not just another commodity that people buy and sell. People have been sent to prison to keep this plant available to others. That’s a profound thing.”

The post Cantheism: The Makings of a Cannabis Religion appeared first on High Times.

Georgia House Passes Bill to Allow Manufacture, Sale of Medical Cannabis Oil

A bill that would allow licensed companies to manufacture and sell medicinal cannabis oil was passed by the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now headed to the state Senate for consideration. Under the bill, HB 324, a regulated system for growing, processing, and distributing cannabis oil would be established. Georgia’s medical marijuana program only permits the use of cannabis oil with no more than 5 percent THC by registered patients with one or more of 16 qualifying serious medical conditions. However, current regulations do not allow for medical marijuana cultivation, processing, or sales and leave patients with no way to legally obtain cannabis oil.

Republican Rep. Micah Gravley, the sponsor of HB 324, said that the measure would benefit Georgian’s with legitimate medical needs.

“These aren’t people who are seeking a recreational high. These aren’t people who are seeking to use illicit drugs,” said Gravley. “These are people who have tried and failed with opioids. These are people who want their children to suffer less seizures.”

If the bill is passed, the state’s registered medical marijuana patients, a total of 8,400 and growing, would be served by 60 cannabis oil dispensaries. Rep. Alan Powell, also a Republican and the chairman of House Regulated Industries Committee, said that medical marijuana patients should have a legal avenue for obtaining their medicine.

“It was hypocritical to me to pass bills to let this substance be available to the sickest folks that needed it, the worst, and yet we didn’t give them the access to get it,” said Powell. “There’s nothing in this bill that will encourage recreational use.”

Bill Includes Pricey License Fees

But if the bill succeeds, entering Georgia’s new medical cannabis industry won’t come cheap. Initial licenses fees have been set at $150,000 for large companies, $37,500 for smaller companies and $30,000 for retailers. Annual renewals will set medical marijuana providers back another $10,000 to $50,000.

HB 324 is being opposed by the predictable cast of usual suspects. Terry Norris, the executive director of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, regurgitated debunked cannabis cliches in a statement of opposition to the measure.

“The path Georgia is taking now is a very treacherous and dangerous path,” said Norris. “The sheriffs are serious when they say that marijuana is a dangerous, addictive gateway drug. Even though we’re not talking about legalizing for recreational purposes, we believe all the notoriety of this discussion will lead to increased marijuana use by children.”

Before it is passed into law, HB 324 will have to be approved by the Georgia Senate and signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican who took office this year. Kemp has indicated that he is open to broadening the state’s medical marijuana program for patients.

“I sympathize and empathize with them on that issue, and I support research-based expansion,” Kemp said. “Thankfully, there is some research that’s going on in this field that will give us some good data that will kind of tell us how to move forward.”

The post Georgia House Passes Bill to Allow Manufacture, Sale of Medical Cannabis Oil appeared first on High Times.